An international artist in residence for artists of all disciplines

The Saari Residence, maintained by Kone Foundation, is a residence located in Mynämäki, Southwest Finland, for artists of all disciplines and nationalities. At the Saari Residence, artists and researchers can focus on their work in a peaceful rural environment and share their thoughts and experiences with colleagues. The residence’s long-term activities and thinking are underpinned by an ecological approach, which also covers social and psychological sustainability. Its keywords are slowness, insight and change.

Our next annual open call is from 1 March to 31 March, 2024 at 4 p.m. Finnish time (EEST, GMT +3). The open call in March 2024 is for residency places in 2025.

Listen to our new podcast series Reviving the Wild

Saari Residence’s new podcast Reviving the Wild is about returning to our roots to restore nature and ourselves. We hope the series will offer new ideas for connecting better with the non-human world around us.

Listen to the podcast series
Artist Hugo Llanes focuses on questions relating to the theme of food.

Residency guests

Previous artists and researchers at Saari Residence

For each two-month residency period, diversity is emphasized: both Finnish and foreign and young and more experienced artists are chosen as well as artists representing different art forms.

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News from Saari Residence

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A record number of artists applied for residency at Saari Residence

Saari Residence’s programme for invited artist highlights ecological perspectives

Saari Fellows in March and April

Change making at the Saari Residence

Interpreter of plants and animal tracks – Interview with Tamara Colchester

In Mynä-Mynä-Maa, creators acted as equals, communicating openly